Jet-pack man soaring above California waters

There was James Bond. There was the Rocketeer. And now there is Bob Wilson, self-described "handyman, inventor, whatever," who is inspiring awe by donning a water-powered jet pack and soaring high into the Orange County, ...

Samsung's Droid Charge disappoints

Samsung's Droid Charge is the latest high-end Android smartphone from Verizon. It carries a premium price - but it's not worth it.

Endangered species hit hard by historic Ariz. fire

(AP) -- The largest wildfire in Arizona history left a charred landscape of blackened forest, burned-out vehicle hulks and charred fireplaces as it destroyed more than 30 homes. It also inflicted a serious toll on an ecosystem ...

Delay in Kodak patent case against Apple, RIM

(AP) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission is postponing its ruling on photography pioneer Eastman Kodak's patent dispute with tech giants Apple and Research in Motion.

Web-based tablet apps challenging app-store offerings

An app war is brewing. Pressure to break the grip of app stores and the need for multiple versions of applications to run on the slew of devices out there are driving some companies, notably media outlets, to test tablet ...

Dairy manure goes urban

When natural ecosystems are replaced by roads, homes, and commercial structures, soil is negatively impacted. Studies have shown that, among other issues, distressed urban soils are often significantly compacted, may have ...

Review: 3-D silly, but EVO 3D smart overall

(AP) -- There has been a big push for 3-D at movie theaters and on TV sets, so it was only a matter of time before digitally enhanced fisticuffs started popping out of smartphone screens, too.

Oracle's profit tops Street, but worries surface

(AP) -- Oracle Corp.'s latest quarterly results Thursday underscore the critical role its software business plays despite its push to become a more well-rounded technology vendor by selling computer servers.

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